Landsberg piles

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The Landsberg stake shield on a pointed egg from 1475 of the Freiberg mint (right in the three-pass )

The Landsberg stakes have become a household name in heraldry .

It is used to name a special herald image that shows two blue stakes in a coat of arms or a coat of arms field on a golden background . This representation has been known since 1210.

These posts can be found in the coat of arms of Chemnitz , Dresden , Leipzig and other municipal coats of arms . Since Leipzig, but not Chemnitz or Dresden, belonged to the Mark Landsberg , it is likely that the latter later copied the coat of arms of Leipzig. Chemnitz swapped the sides of the coat of arms (right with left) in order to stand out from Leipzig, while the blue stakes in Dresden's coat of arms were colored black.

With the expansion of their claims to power, they found their way into the coat of arms of the Mark Landsberg from the Wettiner family coat of arms . The noble family of Wettin had this special heraldic image in the large coat of arms in the lower row of shields in front (row of shields). Margrave Otto the Rich led the so-called Landsberger piles until the beginning of the 15th century.

Many coats of arms still show the former belonging to the margraviate of Landsberg.